EPSOM OAKS 1868
The 90th Oaks Stakes took place on Friday 29th May 1868 and was won by Formosa (8/11 fav), by Buccaneer out of Eller trained by Henry Woolcott, who won by 10 lengths in 2 mins 47.50 secs. The winner won £5,450 (Equivalent to £561,400 in 2017) and there were 9 runners.
Horse Jockey Trainer Owner/Betting
FORMOSA George Fordham Henry Woolcott Mr William Graham 8/11
LADY COVENTRY Daley   Mr M Dawson 12/1
ATHENA T French   Mr Padwick 100/1
LADY ELIZABETH Tom Cannon   Marquis of Hastings 9/2
JANET RAWCLIFFE C Page   Mr William Graham 100/1
LEOUIE Aldcroft   Duke of Hamilton 12/1
FAIR STAR Grimshaw   Mr W Davis 25/1
VIRTUE J Snowden   Mr G Holmes 8/1
CURFEW BELL J Osborne   Mr Welsby 100/1
      Over Round 109%
For further information on this Classic race 'The Oaks Stakes' by Michael Church provides a comprehensive history of the great race. It is a limited edition volume, limited to 650 copies, and is available from Amazon ISBN 1910498289